Fact file: Chevrolet Cruze sedan
Design appeal and quality focus in value compact segment
- Segment: Compact
- In the model range since: 2009
The Chevrolet Cruze sedan was launched in 2009 and has raised the bar for design appeal, build quality and running refinement in Europe's compact value segment. It has redefined value with its design, introducing fresh visual elements while leveraging the potential to express traditional, Chevrolet signature design cues in new ways.
An arching roofline, extending from the steeply raked windshield into the slim rear pillars, is the defining exterior feature of Cruze. Combined with a relatively short rear deck, it brings four-door coupe-like looks to this market segment. Conveying a sporty yet warm ambience, the five-seat cabin is typified by harmonious, flowing lines and the application of grained, soft-touch materials.
The Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan earned the top rating of five stars from the European New Car Assessment Program (Euro NCAP) in 2009. It was also elected "AUTOBEST 2010" by a jury of leading auto writers in Central and Eastern Europe and features a full range of standard active and passive safety features, including: Electronic Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brakes, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake Force Distribution, and six air bags.
Higher trim levels incorporate a safety feature called Side Blind Zone Alert, which spots approaching vehicles in the side blind zone by means of radar. A rearview camera is also available.
Cruze's suspension, braking and steering systems have been developed to meet European driving tastes. Striking a balance between agility and ride comfort, Cruze offers the driver a high degree of connectedness while delivering a relaxed and refined ride.
The engine line-up comprises a 1.6 and a 1.8L gasoline engine, a 2.0L turbo-diesel unit with 16 valves, and a 1.7L diesel engine. The 1.7L diesel unit is available in two variants with an output of 110 hp (81 kW) and 130 hp (96 kW), respectively. Fuel consumption averages 3.7 liters per 100 kilometers on a combined cycle for the 110-hp engine, which translates into 99 g of CO2 emissions per kilometer.
Customers can select between two versions of the Chevrolet MyLink radio in higher trims. Chevrolet MyLink technology aggregates content from smartphones onto a high-resolution, full-color touch-screen display and provides easy access to phone books, personal playlists, photo galleries and/or videos, and other stored media and data. MyLink radios offer access to specialized apps, such as BringGo navigation, voice recognition and streaming audio. Compatible devices can be connected via USB or Bluetooth.
Status: October 2013